Lead Architect - Data & AI

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Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(15/7/2023 8:31 AM)
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Role Introduction

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Lead Architect specializing in Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to join our organization. As the Lead Architect, you will be responsible for designing and implementing data and AI architectures that drive our organization's data-driven initiatives. Your expertise in data management, analytics, and AI technologies will be crucial in ensuring the accuracy, reliability, and efficiency of our data and AI solutions. If you have a strong background in data and AI architecture and a passion for driving innovation through data-driven insights, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

What You Will Do

  • Lead the design and implementation of the organization's data and AI architectures, ensuring alignment with business objectives and technology strategies.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including data scientists, engineers, and business stakeholders, to understand their data and AI requirements and provide architectural guidance.
  • Define and document data and AI architecture standards, guidelines, and best practices.
  • Evaluate and recommend data management, analytics, and AI technologies, solutions, and services to meet business needs and optimize performance.
  • Develop data and AI roadmaps, taking into account emerging technologies, scalability, and compliance requirements.
  • Design data pipelines, data lakes, and data warehouses to support efficient data storage, processing, and analytics.
  • Drive the adoption of AI and machine learning models in data-driven services, promoting automation, predictive analytics, and actionable insights.
  • Conduct data and AI assessments to identify potential risks, vulnerabilities, and areas for improvement.
  • Stay updated on the latest data and AI trends, industry benchmarks, and emerging technologies to drive innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Collaborate with technology vendors and partners to evaluate and select data and AI solutions and services.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to data and AI teams, fostering a culture of knowledge sharing and collaboration.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant data protection, privacy, and regulatory requirements in data and AI design and implementation.

What You Will Have

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Data Science, or a related field.
  • Extensive experience in data and AI architecture, design, and implementation.
  • Strong knowledge of data management, analytics, and AI technologies and best practices.
  • Proficiency in cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform.
  • Experience with big data technologies, such as Hadoop, Spark, and NoSQL databases.
  • Strong understanding of large language models (LLM), machine learning algorithms, model development, and deployment.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Relevant certifications in data management, data analytics, or AI technologies are highly desirable (e.g., AWS Certified Big Data - Specialty, Microsoft Certified: Azure AI Engineer Associate).

What We Do For You

Wellbeing focussed – Our people are our greatest assets, and ensuring everyone feels their best self to come to work is integral

  • Generous Annual Leave – 25 days of annual leave, plus public holidays and the ability to buy additional days
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Free advice, support, and confidential counselling available 24/7 through Care First
  • Endometriosis Friendly Employer - We are proud to confirm our commitment to developing an environment and culture that allows those with endometriosis to thrive in the workplace

Personal Growth - Regardless of where you are at in your career, we’re committed to enabling your growth personally and professionally

  • Development Programmes – From Future Managers to Leadership Training, our development programmes help you get where you need to go
  • Performance Bonus – Our Group-wide bonus scheme enables you to reap the rewards of your success

Financial wellbeing - We understand as well as your mental wellbeing, your financial wellbeing is really important

  • Pension Scheme – Our plan with Scottish Widows offers 5% matched contribution by the company
  • Income protection insurance – Providing you with support and assistance when you need it most

Recognition – Highlighting and rewarding the great work our people do

  • Values Awards – Our quarterly employee-driven initiative to highlight and reward the people in the organisation who embody our values the most
  • Clear Review – Our own technology platform that allows you to get real-time feedback, conversations and goals to help you become your best self

Making a Difference – we provide opportunities to help our people make a difference to the causes they care about

  • MatchIt! – Fundraise for a cause close to your heart and Advanced will match part of the funding
  • Volunteering Time – Our volunteering leave scheme allows you to use your time to help those who need it
  • Pennies from Heaven – donate the pennies from your pay check to help make a difference without lifting a finger


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